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Bubba's

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Hamburgers, Hawaiian
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5-5183 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808 826 7839
Today
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 90
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Patience, patience, patience

Bubba's is no a "fast food joint" my friends. However, if you can endure the wait to order and the longer wait to receive your order, then you will find that Bubba's in Hanalei makes the best hamburgers east of Vladivostok..

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
JoeKent
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Whitney, TX
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  • Families with children
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Orlando, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Best hamburger in Kauai! Get a double bubba burger with the onions and an order of frings (1/2 fries, 1/2 onion rings) and you will be in food paradise. This place ain't McDonald's baby...so be patient if there's a line.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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140 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We enjoyed the same quality burgers at this Hanalei location as the southern location. This location is more of a take out place than an eat-in restaurant. It is a great place for an economical, delicious meal. The wait is worth it as they cook your order while you wait.

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Whitney, TX
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Bubba's is no a "fast food joint" my friends. However, if you can endure the wait to order and the longer wait to receive your order, then you will find that Bubba's in Hanalei makes the best hamburgers east of Vladivostok..

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Pasadena, California
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234 reviews 234 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We ordered the Bubba and the double with cheese. Hot off the grill, the burgers tasted great. However, the buns were plain white, and no lettuce or tomatoes accompanied the burger. Good for a quick fix.

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London, Canada
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203 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Having sticker shock at restaurants in this area. It was refreshing to have a really good burger at a good price. They do close a bit early at 8 pm I would come back.

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Houston, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Do you love a good burger! If you do this is the place. My husband got the Teriyaki Burger with Pineapple and swore it was the best he'd ever had. Made notes to try to make his own back in Texas. I was in love with the onion rings. It's been years since I had one that was so good.... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Burgers were fantastic. Try the banana chocolate shake too. Onion rings great but are from frozen box.

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Napa, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

After waiting a LONG time to try my Bubba Burger for the first time, I was very disappointed. The person I was sitting next to said it was his worst hamburger ever.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

So... I'm from Nebraska. We're a beef state people! We go to Hawaii for the fresh seafood. However, my kids, missing beef, saw Bubba's and really wanted to go. So we tried it out for lunch one day and we're glad we did. Burgers were fresh and made with local beef. Tons of choices on how you want the burger... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were told that Bubba's is one of the few places on the island that uses fresh Kauai beef rather than imported beef. Not sure how many other places do this, but you can definitely taste the difference! One of the best burgers I've ever had!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5-5183 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: 808 826 7839

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?